Last Update: November 16th, 2017
The Superyacht Cup in Palma are once again teaming up with The Real Club Nautico de Palma (RCNP) to manage the on-water aspects of the annual Superyacht regatta, which will be held June 19th -22nd at the Muelle Viejo. RCNP´s experience running large international regattas each year and the Race Officers´ immense knowledge of the Bay make them the obvious choice to set the courses and oversee the 3 days of racing. The regatta will be using the new International SuperYacht Rule (ISYR) for handicapping, which by June 2013 will have been used at several superyacht regattas in other locations around the world.
With 20 -22 yachts expected, the fleet will be broken down into separate classes to provide the most competitive and fun racing. As the size and design of the majority of the participating yachts is so varied, smaller class size and even different course options add to the possibilities for making the racing as exciting as possible. The J class yachts are likely to have a fleet start as they are more closely matched and enjoy the close competition of fleet racing, whereas the other classes are most likely to have close staggered-start procedures.
“There have been many initiatives put in place over the past two years to enhance safe superyacht racing and to address the issue of rating these vastly disparate yachts so that it is a fair competition” commented SYRA´S Executive Director, Peter Craig. “Working hand in hand with the Event Organizers, we will continue to evaluate what rule or variation of a rule works best at regatta sites with very different prevailing conditions. One of our goals is to convince the rule authorities to make their rules as transparent and fair as practical, so that the yacht owners can maximize their enjoyment and the rest of the sailing world takes in close racing between these extraordinary cruising superyachts at some of the most spectacular sailing venues in the world.”
Yachts are continuing to register their interest for next June; this week the 58m sloop Kokomo (Dubois/Alloy Yachts) signed up as well asDrumfire (Hoek/Bloesma) and Highland Breeze (Frers/Nautor Swan) . Drumfire won the Superyacht Cup in 2011 and was the only boat to compete in both SYC Palma and SYC Cowes in 2012.
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The Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe, a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the four day event.
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